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  • Cases in Public Policy Analysisby George M. Guess; Paul G. Farnham

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Combining the insights of an economist and a political scientist, this new third edition of Cases in Public Policy Analysis offers real world cases to provide students with the institutional and political dimensions of policy problems as well as easily understood principles and methods for analyzing public policies. Guess and Farnham clearly explain... more...

  • Family Policy in Transformationby Dorian R. Woods

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    In the US and UK there has been a transformation in child care, family leave, social assistance and tax credits over the last twenty years. This book explores the factors behind these changes. With detailed case studies, it shows that ideas and the power to wield them are crucial factors in the transformation of family policy. more...

  • Aging in Chinaby Sheying Chen; Jason L. Powell

    Springer 2012; US$ 199.00

    China, which is fast on its way to becoming the most powerful economic force in the world, has four unique characteristics that distinguish it from other countries in Asia: (1) The proportion of aging population is growing faster than that of Japan (the country previously recognized as having the fastest rate) and much faster than nations in western... more...

  • Public Sector Managementby Norman Flynn

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 50.00

    A jargon-free textbook on public sector management in the UK. Exemplary pedagogy and a thorough companion website make this the ideal book for students on public sector management courses. more...

  • Parliamentary Oversight Toolsby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    This book investigates Parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and expenditures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book presents a new examination of oversight tools and discusses the conditions under which such tools are employed effectively. more...

  • Urban Transportation Planning in the United Statesby Edward Weiner

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The development of U.S. urban transportation policy over the past half-century illustrates the changing relationships among federal, state, and local governments. This comprehensive text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to today’s concerns over sustainable development,... more...

  • Government Accountability and Legislative Oversightby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union collected from 120 parliaments, Staphenhurst and Pelizzo show what tools are available to parliaments worldwide,... more...

  • Corruption and Legislaturesby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.00

    This book investigates parliaments? role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians ? and others ? need to be aware of. These include the importance of broad-based coalitions... more...

  • Über das Ansehen des Bundesverfassungsgerichtsby Oliver Lembcke

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 34.27

    Hauptbeschreibung "Karlsruhe" nimmt einen bedeutenden Platz im politischen Institutionengefüge der Bundesrepublik ein, und zwar deswegen, weil es dem Verfassungsgericht gelungen ist, Ansehen zu erlangen. Um das öffentliche Ansehen dreht sich diese Studie. Sie beruht auf der Auswertung von fünfzig Jahren Presseberichterstattung über das Bundesverfassungsgericht.... more...

  • Kriterien und Grenzen der Gesetzgebungskompetenz kraft Sachzusammenhangs nach dem Grundgesetz.by Ulrich Jan Schröder

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 100.63

    Hauptbeschreibung Für den Bundesstaat ist die Verteilung der Gesetzgebungskompetenzen zwischen Bund und Ländern eine grundlegende Weichenstellung. In der Staatspraxis lassen sich von jeher starke zentripetale Tendenzen nachweisen. Eine Bevorzugung der Zentralgewalt zeigt sich bereits unter der Verfassung des Kaiserreichs. Auch die Rechtsprechung... more...